Developers: Enter to win free DVLUP design consultations for your Windows Phone app

The Nokia DVLUP team (opens in new tab) has kindly provided Windows Phone Central with 10 free giveaway DVLUP design consultations for your Windows Phone apps! The consultations are usually worth 3,125 XP points so it's a very good deal.

Do you have a Windows Phone app that works great, with good ratings and reviews but not the best UX and design? If you do then this giveaway is for you.

These free design consultations are one-hour dedicated hands on sessions with Arturo (opens in new tab) and Alejandro Toledo (opens in new tab). They first spend an hour exploring your app and building something called an Application Flow Map (see image below!). This map allows you and them to gain insights on user, flow and interaction issues and opportunities. You can then spend one hour with the Toledo brothers on Skype working together to significantly enhance the visual design and experience of your app.

You literally see your application go through a 'facelift' in one hour. At the end you are provided with a full high fidelity video recording of the session as well as the source Expression Design files with the improved design ideas.

So, do you want a free app 'facelift' courtesy of Nokia DVLUP and Windows Phone Central? Send a tweet with the following content:

I want @DVLUP and @wpcentral to Facelift my Windows Phone app! [URL OF YOUR APP IN STORE] - Learn More at

The DVLUP team along with Arturo and Alejandro will pick 10 apps by November 21st. If you are selected they will notify you via Twitter.

The DVLUP program awards developers with experience points based on development and publishing activities for their Windows Phone apps. These points can then be used to get great stuff like devices which include the full range of Nokia devices (opens in new tab). You can sign up to DVLUP here.

Daniel Rubino

Daniel Rubino is the Editor-in-chief of Windows Central, head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been here covering Microsoft since 2007 when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, Microsoft Surface, laptops, next-gen computing, and for some reason, watches. Before all this tech stuff, he worked on a Ph.D. in linguistics and ran the projectors at movie theaters, which has done absolutely nothing for his career.

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  • WhatsApp developers please read and send your tweet
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  • Lol +1 interface looks like it was designed by a child -_- lol even i could probably make a better interface even though im totally shite on being artistic :D Lol i can't even trace right xD
  • Totally agree. Somebody should send this to WhatsApp and help them to face lift.
    I bet all WhatsApp users would thinking about this:D
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  • On topic
    This is good news in general :)
  • This could create extra competition between small companies who have invested in wp :P
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  • Daniel, can you please send this to WhatsApp team? WhatsApp really needs a face lift, then bug fixes r required.
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  • I was at the beyond tiles meet up last months in Toronto, they really like my app. I'm going to submit the app I showed them. I'm more of a designers and I need help with the development part.
  • I had the honor to try this consultation, I recommend it to all developers.
    An expert designer studies your App and fixes the UI together with you in an interactive Skype session , awesome experience !!